Canada Day Live Racing


Join us at Hastings Racecourse & Casino this Canada Day for an exhilarating day of live racing! Whether you’re a passionate fan of horse racing or simply seeking a fun way to celebrate Canada’s birthday, this event promises to deliver on all fronts.

Experience the thrill of cheering on your favourite horses as they gallop down the stretch in exciting races. Enjoy live entertainment with an anthem singer, a live bugler introducing each race, and a DJ on the turntable. Celebrate with birthday cake, Canada-themed giveaways, and more more.

Need a break from all of the excitement on the track? Try your luck at our popular Slot Machines.

There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone at Hastings Racecourse on Canada Day!

Adding to the festive atmosphere is BC Racebook’s Best-Dressed Contest, where attendees compete for an incredible prize by showcasing their Canadian spirit in their best patriotic attire.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge yourself with our mouthwatering carvery buffet at Silks Buffet, grab a quick bite at one of our concession stands, or order from one of the visiting food trucks on-site.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event — come on down and join us for an unbeatable day filled with music, food, fun, and excitement! Trust us, you won’t want to miss it.


Hastings Racecourse & Casino respectfully acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations.



Anthem Sung by Antonio Larosa

The sound of Antonio Larosa’s music has been described as a nostalgic yet fresh take on Canadian country-rock music. With vocal styles comparable to Elvis Presley and electric blues guitar inspired by Eric Clapton, Larosa writes music from the heart to the heart of his listeners.

His popular single “Hard Days” was written by Larosa and Producer Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run) and mixed & mastered by CCMA & Juno award-winning Canadian producer Jeff Dalziel. “Hard Days” has been added to over 3 editorial country playlists and has hit over 200k streams and continues to grow on Spotify.

Antonio’s recent achievements include sharing festival bills with noteworthy artists such as Allen Stone, Brothers Osborne, and Maren Morris.


Live Bugler

There’s nothing quite like hearing the horn ringing out in tribute to our amazing country. Holding a special significance on Canada as we remember those who have sacrificed their lives in service, the distinct notes of the bugle has been used in military ceremonies, and as a signal for troops since ancient times.

As a part of Hasting Racecourse & Casino’s Canada Day Live Racing festivities, we invite you to immerse yourself in the stirring sounds of the bugle. Join us for a riveting bugler performance that is sure to captivate and exhilarate audiences of all ages, with our live bugler introducing each race.

With years of training and experience, our bugler will demonstrate precise control over their instrument as they bring each note to life. Attendees can expect an unforgettable display of talent and passion, as the melodies played by our bugler evoke feelings of patriotism and pride.

DJ LokoBoy

DJ LokoBoy

DJ LokoBoy will be taking the party to the next level with his quick and trick-mixing abilities from 2PM – 5PM PT at the P49 tent.

With over 10 years of party-rocking experience under his belt, Loko is a Vancouver-based DJ with a love for music that is undeniable.

His music versatility can satisfy vibes for the open-format, rap/R&B, dance, trap, bass, throwback themes, and more, and Loko is always in demand for the big parties in Vancouver.

Recently, he has taken his skills beyond the Westcoast, performing in other major Canadian cities. He has also performed internationally in Spain. Loko has shared the stage with acts such as The Black Eyed Peas, The Beatnuts, Nas, Raekwon, Kelis, Questlove, and more.

Maple Leaf


Presented by BC Racebook

Show your Canadian spirit for a chance to win a prize valued at $600!

Join us at Hastings Racecourse on Canada in your best Canada Day outfit to enter.